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Short film analysis

  1. 1. Short film analysis Molly Turner
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  3. 3. Narrative <ul><li>This film centres around a lonely young woman who wishes she had a relationship. When an attractive man comes into the cafe where she’s sitting, she tries in vain to get him to notice her; therefore completely missing the attention of the waiter, whom she has managed to attract instead. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Audience and film institution <ul><li>This film is aimed at females of the ages thirteen and above as they’re the people most likely to identify with the character or find the storyline interesting and amusing. </li></ul><ul><li>The film institution is called ‘Trick ‘O’ Treat Films’ and is written in medium sized, red, bold font against a black background. This colour scheme relates well to the name of the institution and contrasts with the gold font used for the name of the film. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mise en scene <ul><li>At first the woman has her hair up, making her seem ordinary and boring. She looks down a lot – this shows that she’s tired of being alone and wishes she was part of a couple. She’s wearing red lipstick – this has connotations of love and passion and tells the audience immediately what the film is about. </li></ul><ul><li>The first shot of the man is of his shoes; this immediately says he’s an important character because we have to wait to catch a glimpse of his face. His shoes are bright in contrast to his suit – shows there’s more to him than meets the eye. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sound <ul><li>There is no dialogue in this film – it relies on non-diegetic background music and other diegetic sound such as background noise from the café to set the scene and move the story along. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lighting <ul><li>The first shot shows the girl sitting at the table, but the lighting is not focused on her so you only know she’s the protagonist in the next shot, when the camera cuts to a mid shot of her. When the man comes in, the light is behind him, showing him as a positive influence. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Shot types <ul><li>The film starts with an establishing shot, setting the scene for the story. It then continues to use mainly mid shots, with a few close ups. These allow the audience to engage and identify with the character, therefore allowing them to get more into the story and evoking a better response from them. </li></ul>